Comedy is, and always has been, the beating heart of the company, often overlapping and conspiring with other genres. Over the last 4 years, the company has expanded significantly and alongside it, so has the breadth and scope of the material being developed and produced. Big Talk’s credits include Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes and Edgar Wright’s cult TV series spaced, all of Edgar Wright’s films to date: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, and The World’s End. In addition, Greg Mottola’s Paul, written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with Kristen Wiig, Joe Cornish’s critically acclaimed Attack the Block, the multi-award winning Sightseers, directed by Ben Wheatley and written by and starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram.
Most recently they released low-budget psychological horror In Fear by director Jeremy Lovering. The film debuted internationally to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013, and was released in the UK on Nov 15th 2013, gaining Lovering a BIFA nomination for the Douglas Hickox Award for Directorial Debut. In Fear will be released in the USA on March 7th 2014.
Next up for Big Talk is the UK theatrical release on Feb 14th 2014 of salsa rom com Cuban Fury, written by BAFTA winning newcomer Jon Brown, directed by James Griffiths and starring Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane and Olivia Coleman. Big Talk is currently filming BritListed romantic comedy Man Up, penned by Tess Morris, directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners) and starring Lake Bell and Simon Pegg.
As well as developing new projects with both Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, Big Talk is working with some of the most exciting voices in both the UK and the US to continue to bring fresh, dynamic, authored stories to the big screen.